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Early Childhood Special Education - 0 to 8 Years: Strategies for Positive Outcomes, 1st edition

  • Sharon A. Raver

Published by Pearson (March 3rd 2008) - Copyright © 2009

1st edition

Early Childhood Special Education - 0 to 8 Years: Strategies for Positive Outcomes

ISBN-13: 9780131745988

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Sound application, real-life cases, practical interventions, resources galore.


Early Childhood Special Education (0 to 8 Years): Strategies for Positive Outcomes provides readers with the knowledge, skills and practice needed to work with children ages 0-8 years old in today’s diverse classrooms. Every chapter will introduce readers to disability characteristics, assessment practices, and easy-to-implement interventions for inclusive and special education settings. Readers will encounter real-life case studies to illustrate recommended practices, the application of evidence-based strategies, ecological and family-based approaches, effective learning, and the use of responsive cultural/linguistic practices to prepare them to become the best of tomorrow’s early childhood teachers. Giving students all the resources they need to master and apply the material, this outstanding new textbookprepares them for all the professional knowledge and skill competencies they need to promote optimal development in infant and toddlers (0-3), preschoolers (3-5), and primary-aged (6-8) children with special needs. 


Special Features Include:

  • Prepares students with ALL the professional knowledge and skill competencies necessary to promote optimal development in children with special needs from birth through 8 years old.
  • Shows students exactly how to teach developmental skills as well as how to teach reading, mathematics and written expression to kindergarteners through third graders with special needs.
  • Highlights intervention techniques from special education, speech-language pathology, occupational/physical therapy, and the fields of vision and hearing impairments.
  • Allows students to develop a sound team approach by learning cross-discipline vocabulary and practices so they can develop and implement integrated and comprehensive services for children and families (specific chapters are written by specialists from these related fields.
  • Uses a real-life case study in each chapter to illustrate recommended practices and strategies.
  • Gives students a personal connection to one child and family so they directly experience individualization, responsive collaboration and practical procedures that positively impact children and families.
  • Examines the legal, philosophical, and instructional tenets of the field of Early Childhood Special Education in detail, including IDEA 2004.
  • Gives students a clear historical perspective so they can effectively work in teams, support children and families, appropriately assess children and develop individualized educational plans.
  • Features how to use evidence-based practices and strategies that maximize communicative, cognitive/literacy, fine and gross motor, adaptive, and social-emotional development in infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children.
  • Provides students with specific methods for addressing the learning needs of children with mild learning and behavior problems, children with moderate, severe and multiple disabilities, children with hearing loss, and children with visual impairment in special education and inclusive settings.

Table of contents



1.    Introduction to Working with Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Primary-Aged Students with Special Needs

        Landmark Federal Legislation

        Characteristics of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and General Early Childhood Education (ECE)

        Characteristics of Children Receiving ECSE Services

        Objectives for Intervention with Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Primary-Aged Students

        Service Delivery Models

        An Ecological Approach

        Professional Standards


2.    Buidling Partnerships in Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Settings

        The Impact of Special Needs on Families

        The Family-Based Approach

        Communication Strategies for Working with Parents and Other Professionals

        Strategies for Building Effective Teams


3.    Assessment and Individualized Interventions

        Types and Functions of Assessment

        Developing Individualized Family Service Plans

        Developing Individualized Educational Programs

        Monitoring Learners' Progress


4.    Effective Instructional and Accommodative Practices

        Designing the Physical Space

        Planning Instruction to Maximize Learning

        Instructional Strategies That Support Learning and Engagement

        Modifications and accommodations for Inclusive Settings




5.    Promoting Communication Development

        Definitions, Characteristics, and Assessment of Children with Communication Delays and Impairments

        General Strategies for Fostering Communication and Language

        Using Augmentative-Alternative Communication Systems


6.    Promoting Cognitive and Literacy Development


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